Welcome to Bikaner
Bikaner….The City Reflecting Rich Cultural Heritage
A majestic city of enchanting forts and legendary havelis is genuinely an exciting place to visit and explore for the tourists coming to the majestic state of Rajasthan. The visionary founder of the city was audacious king Rao Bikaji. Glorying the amplitude of ancient times, Bikaner exemplifies the magnificent artefacts in the form of enchanting forts and castles. When planning a trip to Rajasthan, do not forget to include the following attractions in Bikaner to your itinerary.
Built by Maharaja Rao Bika in the year 1478, the Junagarh Fort draws a large number of visitors. The later rulers also added a lot to this Fort and contributed to its beautification. The Fort premises is dotted with a lot of temples and palaces. Lovely courtyards, artistic balconies, and latticed windows catch the eye of visitors who are completely enthralled by its majestic beauty. Lacquer work, frescoes and mirror work in palaces, like Anoop Mahal, Karan Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Chandra Mahal adds a lot of character to the fort.
Gajner Palace was the royal residence of Bikaner Ruler, Ganga Singh Ji which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. It is located at the banks of lovely Gajner Lake. Tourists love staying in this palace, enjoying the warm hospitality extended by the staff. The palace has Mandir Chowk, Dungar Niwas, Champa Niwas and Gulab Niwas with each wing beautifully designed and well-maintained.
Karni Mata Temple
It is one of the most well-known and visited temples in Rajasthan. It is known for its high population of rats that reside in the temple permanently. The temple dates back to the 15th Century and is dedicated to Karni Mata, a Goddess Durga reincarnation. Catching the sight of a white coloured rat is considered as very auspicious.
Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner is a truly architectural marvel. It was built in 20th Century by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji. The palace is now a popular hotel where visitors who wish to enjoy the experience of living the life of royals can stay and enjoy warm hospitality rendered to them. Rich interior décor and amazing Rajputi architectural style attracts the tourists. Check out the impressive miniature paintings, armors and Terracota wares in the museum located in the premises of the palace.
National Research Center on Camel
It is one of the must-visit places in Bikaner. It is a camel breeding farm where three different breeds of camels can be seen. Located 8 km away from Bikaner, this centre attracts tourists who enjoy camel riding.
Sand Dunes Safari
Bikaner is located at the periphery of the Great Thar Desert. Visitors love to enjoy sand dunes safari on a camel. Besides enjoy safari, people also love camping here enjoying the folk dance and music of Rajasthan. The nearby areas like Balakaya Dhora, Khichan, Raisar, and Phaloudi can also be explored.
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary
Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary is another place that attracts nature lovers. The sanctuary is a home to rare wildlife species like wild boar, black buck and nilgai. Rich flora and fauna of the place makes a perfect backdrop while enjoying the scenic views of the sanctuary.
The carefully planned Rajasthan Holiday Tour Packages takes you to this magnificent city and give you a glimpse into the lovely past of the royalty.